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How This Car-Free Neighborhood Unlocks Sustainable Cities
Culdesac, a new car-free community in Tempe, Arizona, is the most Edenic urban space I have seen. Join me on a recent visit and conversation with its CEO Ryan Johnson—who explained how to unlock sustainability in the US and design our way out of the loneliness epidemic. This...
How "Big Picture Activism" Can Change the World
This short video urges people to spread the word about the need for an economic shift from global to local. This type of big picture activism can help tackle our social and environmental crises simultaneously. 
The Rules of the Game Must Change | Yanis Varoufakis
In a world where machines talk and robots walk, what becomes of human work? Discover why 'Universal Basic Income' might just be the lifeline we need in an automated future. Are we ready to rewrite the rules and reclaim our place in a world shared with AI? 
Urban Food Forest in a Public Park! – The City Food Commons
The City Food Commons shares the story of Roimata Food Commons, an urban food forest initiative driven by Ōtautahi Christchurch local Michael Reynolds. The aim of the project is to empower the community to co-create space in a public park, reviving the notion of the Commons...
The Interrelated Structure of Reality
The work-in-progress film will be an expansive deep dive into our socioeconomic system as the interconnected root cause of all our crises. It's about the two systems that are locked in battle on planet earth: the life system, and the money system. 
It's Basic
When the Coronavirus Pandemic threw livelihoods into uncertainty and consequently spurred the creation of multiple direct government assistance programs, every American was given first-hand experience with the concept of Guaranteed Basic Income (GBI), an idea that has been...
AI Prompt: Turn Lawrence, Kansas Into a Bioregional Ecocity With Indigenous Values and Wisdom
This is the unedited first response to the title prompt, using Copilot with GPT-4.
Walk With Me: A Journey into Mindfulness
Directed by Marc J Francis & Max Pugh, ‘Walk With Me’ is a cinematic and immersive exploration into the world-famous monastery of Zen Buddhist master Thich Nhat Hanh. 
How To Resist Radical Evil | Chris Hedges
Across diverse landscapes of conflict and peace, a common thread unites them: the unwavering resolve to confront injustice. From the depths of their courage, they challenge the very essence of what it means to defy forces that seek to diminish the human spirit. 
Franklin D. Roosevelt's Second Bill of Rights
"In our day these economic truths have become accepted as self-evident: a second Bill of Rights under which a new basis of security and prosperity can be established…
A Breathtaking Adventure With Trash (ABAWT)
A West African travels across continents for a year, as he struggles to adapt and learn viable solutions to waste management at his different destination countries.…
Stop Being a Climate Change Doomer
Climate Change doesn't have to scare the Emojis out of you. 
Why We Need Socialism
In this video essay, I look at how and why socialism, specifically ecosocialism, is crucial to mitigating climate change and building a just and equitable world. Specifically, I look at how capitalism can not exist in harmony with the natural world by investigating the...
Ecosophia: Ecological Wisdom
Ecosophia means ecological wisdom in Latin and this documentary explores the meta-crisis and interrelation between energy, the laws of thermodynamics, the economy, resources, exponential growth, climate change, population, psychology and degrowth solutions.
Let Israel Vote; Let Gaza Vote
In the Bible’s first semi-mythic story of what we now call the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Abraham dies decades after he has endangered the lives of his two sons, Ishmael and Isaac. His two sons come together to mourn and bury their dangerous father. As a result, Isaac...
Nonviolent Communication with Marshall Rosenberg: A Brief Introduction
Marshall Rosenberg, PhD effectively mediated conflicts throughout the world for more than 40 years. His method, Nonviolent Communication, has brought together warring factions as diverse as Irish Catholics and Protestants, Rwandan Hutus and Tutsis, Israelis and Palestinians...
Wisdom from The Elders: An Open Letter to President Biden on Israel and Palestine
On 16 November 2023, The Elders delivered an open letter to the President of the United States, Joe Biden, on Israel and Palestine.
"In My Name, I Want No Vengeance." - The Call of Michal Halev
Here is a message of peace from my friend Michal Halev, the mother of Laor Avramov who was murdered on October 7th, 2023. I share this with you and stand behind her:
Gary Younge on Race, Racism & Identity
"What is it about being British that matters to you? What is it about being Black that matters to you? What is it about being working-class that matters to you? Because any one of those categories contain a lot of really awful people. Identity’s a very important place to...
Are These The Seeds of a Solarpunk Future?
From ancient civilizations to modern innovations, humanity has always relied on nature's gifts. Today we’ll be exploring the dynamic potential of kelp, bamboo, and hemp in sowing the seeds of a solarpunk future.
SolarPunk Cities: Our Last Hope?
In a world where the dark, dystopian visions of Cyberpunk have long dominated our sci-fi imaginations, a new genre emerges as a beacon of hope: Solarpunk Support Dami Lee on Ko-Fi
How To Build A Solarpunk City
"I believe our cities should belong to us. They should be cooperative, co-creative, ecological, and egalitarian spaces, by and for the people. We have so much untapped urban potential just waiting to be explored. Join me as we determine how to build a solarpunk...
Revolution Now! with Peter Joseph | Ep #47 | Nov 5th 2023
In this episode, Peter expands on the importance of system change, given our collective society "is producing outcomes that no one intends" due to system functions that go unseen; hence the failure of incrementalism as a method of change, concluding with an analysis of the...
A Plan for Peace in Gaza
The reforms that could allow the PLO to lead and the Palestinian Authority to govern
Elements of Mutual Aid: Experiments Toward Liberation
A compilation of footage from the upcoming, independent docuseries "The Elements of Mutual Aid." Spanning North America and including over 60 voices from the frontlines, this project explores the origins, structures, healing ways, and logistics of grassroots mutual aid toward...
Break the Endless Cycle of Violence
A few thoughts on a Sunday morning.
Trust Your Heart - An animated Talk by Charles Eisenstein
This video shows and speaks of the idea that trusting 'what makes you come alive' is a valid source of information on how to spend your time. I find it very helpful to remind myself of this every day and follow and trust the longings of the heart. As Charles says: we don't...
The Amazing Community Making Beautiful Compost from City Food Waste | Ben & bEartha
'Ben & bEartha: A Community's Compost Love Story' is a free 40-minute sustainability documentary following the highs and lows of a passionate community as they attempt to tackle the issue of food waste going to landfill. Their solution? A composting machine called bEartha and...
What can one person do? What can a group of people do? What do we want to leave behind? In the film "Imprint" we visit 13 projects in 13 different places where committed groups work for a vibrant future. A personal and poetic depiction of what it means to be fully human in...
Zeitgeist | Requiem by Peter Joseph
This is the official Film Trailer for “Zeitgeist | Requiem” by Peter Joseph. Fourth in the series, Peter Joseph continues to explore the incompatibility of modern capitalism with future human survival. Departing from the ideological dogmas of today, the work focuses on the...
Nordic Animism | A Conversation with Rune Hjarnø Rasmussen
Rune Hjarnø Rasmussen is a Historian of Religion, Ph.d from Uppsala University in Sweden. His research into Afro-diasporic strategies for maintaining animist reality in the modern world has led him towards reading North European cultural history from the perspective of...
The New Sustainable Fishing Model That Could Disrupt the Global Seafood Industry
Documentaries like Netflix's Seaspiracy highlight many of the destructive practices of the global fishing industry, but are there sustainable alternatives to the industrial model? In this film, Fishing for the Future, we explore an inspiring new model created by Gravity...
Growing Solutions: Soil, Water, Farmers, Seeds, Roots
In the face of threats to our farming future such as climate change, people are innovating to protect and regenerate our most vital resources – soil, water, seeds, and our farmer workforce. Growing Solutions features a centuries-old water conservation method, a farmer who’s...
Even Small Towns are Great Here (5 Years in the Netherlands)
We’ve lived in the Netherlands for 5 years now and we’ve been to a lot of small towns and cities in that time. The thing that surprised us the most is that there’s good urbanism pretty much everywhere. - Not Just Bikes
15-Minute Cities for Leftists
15-minute cities could be the solution to climate change and income inequality. Or they could just make everything worse. What we do know is that they probably aren't dystopian walled-cities. Let's explore what everyone is saying about 15-minute cities and start to work out...
The Commons: Reclaiming What Is Ours
The Commons is a documentary film about communities re-asserting sustainable futures using consensus, equity and shared resources – ancient Commons principles. The film shares the increasing privatization and destruction of commons, primarily in the United States.  It also...
Seeding Change: The Power of Conscious Commerce
20 years ago, a young group of social entrepreneurs started a company to sustainably harvest açaí berries in the Brazilian Amazon. They joined a movement of purpose-driven companies looking to change the world through an alternative economic model. These "triple bottom line"...
What is Regeneration? - A Short Film from the "2040" Team
"What is Regeneration?" is a 5-minute short film and a rousing call to action to join a global movement of Regenerators who are working to heal our ecosystems.
Utopia Isn't Just Idealistic Fantasy – It Inspires People to Change the World
Climate breakdown, mass extinctions, and extreme inequality threaten the earth’s rich tapestry of life and leave our own fate increasingly uncertain. At a time of such social, political and ecological upheaval, it&rs
We the Power | The Future of Energy is Community-Owned
A film about the citizen-led community-energy movement in Europe and the visionaries lighting the way. 
Who Is Attracted to Policing Jobs? | Brian Klaas
Brian Klaas argues that the key to police reform is changing who wants to be a cop.
How to Turn Your Neighborhood into a Village
Permaculture instructor Andrew Millison journeys to Portland, Oregon to talk with architect Mark Lakeman, founder of Communitecture Architecture and the City Repair Project. Mark initiated a movement in Portland to transform the homogenous neighborhoods of the city into...
Gratitude Revealed
Gratitude Revealed is a remarkable cinematic documentary that has been forty years in the making.
How to Bring Back Front Yard Businesses
How do we add mixed uses in single detached neighborhoods? People have some ideas… - About Here
How 15-Minute Cities Are Shaking Up the World
In this video, we explore the concept of the 15-minute city, debunking common misconceptions and conspiracy theories surrounding it. We'll reframe the discussion to focus on the true intentions behind the idea, emphasizing its potential to create sustainable and thriving...
Here’s How We Escape Climate Apocalypse
A look at the importance of speculative climate fiction, sci-fi, and utopias for political movements, from Our Changing Climate.
A Quiet Revolution: Seed Sovereignty in the City
Londoners are rising to the challenges of climate change, food poverty, entrenched inequality and our nation’s mental and physical health crises by reviving one of the oldest human activities of all- sowing, saving and sharing seeds.
Worker Self-Directed Enterprises: the Cure for Capitalism
“Socialism Sucks!” This blatant invective was hurled at me while I stood on a DC metro train reading Richard Wolff’s new book Understanding Socialism. I chuckled a bit, having heard this refrain from InfoWars or Turning Point warriors for years. “I suppose it depends on how...
Should We Move To A 4-Day Work Week?
Our mindset surrounding work is stuck in the 20th century. With massive improvements in technology and productivity in the last few decades, it's time to reassess what work could look like. Is it time to move to a four day workweek? - Second Thought
The Pluralist Commonwealth: A Vision of Economic Democracy
Historian and political economist Gar Alperovitz offers an animated view of what a next system grounded in democratized ownership of the economy and real sustainability would look like.
Reconsidering Reparations | Olufemi O. Taiwo
Reparations for slavery have become a reinvigorated topic for public debate over the last decade. Most theorizing about reparations treats it as a social justice project—either rooted in reconciliatory justice focused on making amends in the present, or they focus on the...
Why You Should Be Kind To Everyone | Daryl Davis
One person’s kindness has the power to change the world. Let me prove it. - Daryl Davis   "I’ve been to 57 countries on every continent except Antarctica. I’ve played music in every state except Alaska. I’ve gotte
Cultural Relativism and the Importance of Anthropology in the Modern Age | Wade Davis
Bestselling author and anthropologist Wade Davis addresses The Royal Canadian Geographical Society's 2017 College of Fellows dinner, held November 16, 2017 at the Canadian Museum of History.
The Secret To Healing Trauma | Dr. Gabor Mate
Dr. Gabor Mate shares his personal journey of healing the trauma he experienced as an infant baby when his Jewish family was subject to Nazi occupation in Hungary. Trauma is not what happened to you. Trauma is the wound that you sustained. This is a good thing! Because if...
How To Handle Our Inner Cynicism | Mr Rogers
I didn't know much about Mister Rogers nor his classic show "Mister Rogers' Neighbourhood" until I saw the Tom Hanks film, A Beautiful Day In The Neighbourhood. Here's my thoughts on what it can teach us about the inner cynicism that we all fall prey to from time to time.
The Case for Elderhood in a Time of Trouble
In his landmark provocative style, Stephen Jenkinson makes the case that we must birth a new generation of elders, one poised and willing to be true stewards of the planet and its species. Come of Age does not offer tips on how to be a better senior citizen or how to be...
Brotherhood is the Medicine: How Men are Reclaiming a Masculinity in Service to Life
I learned something important about myself at an event last month, the annual convergence of a men’s organization called the Sacred Sons. Though I was there as a speaker, I decided to experience it from the vantage point of a participant as well. That is how I found myself in...
Libelinha Venture, Rewild The Future
When Xavier and Arantxa bought their land in Central Portugal they just wanted to have a little piece of selfsufficient heaven.. But two months after the purchase a huge wildfire raged over the area, turning everything black. Instead of giving up of and losing hope, drastic...
Why Everyone Needs to Watch Inhabitants: Indigenous Perspectives for a Regenerative Future
Hey all, this is a shoutout for Inhabitants. If you haven't seen it yet, it's an inspiring documentary about the work many of our indigenous relatives are doing today to restore our world.
How to Defeat the Fossil Goliath?
The KEY question, I'm asked by students when I guest lecture about the #ClimateCrisis is 'but what can we do?' So I recently rewrote my materials to try & tackle that question head on. Feel free to adapt them. Buckle up - here's a LONG thread🧵about how we can fight back!